If you can get to Australia in April, you can attend the Inaugural Conference on Disease-Mongering to be held in Newcastle, New South Wales, from 11 to 13 April, 2006.
The conference will bring together academics, researchers, health professionals, health managers, journalists, writers and consumers who share an interest and concern over the trend to corporate definitions of diseases with a primary interest in making profits rather than a concern for the public health.For those who want to submit papers (original research or commentaries), the abstract deadline is March 1.
The Conference will feature speakers who are internationally recognized in this field. We are also inviting free papers on any topic related to disease-mongering and medicalisation.
I am glad these sorts of problems are now coming out into the open. We first have to recognize the problems before we can come up with solutions.
Thanks to PharmaGossip for the tip.